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Gambling - Advice & Support

Gambling is increasing within the student population across the sector. It can be a fun, lighthearted and once in a while activity, however they can also come with some risks, both financially and mentally. 

There are many forms of gambling and some we bet you didn't even realise would be considered gambling:

  • Casinos
  • Bingo
  • Arcade's
  • Lottery
  • Sports Bets
  • Gaming machines
  • E-sports bets
  • Private bets

Gambling related harm can appear in a number of ways such as:

  • Financial
  • A negative impact on academic performance
  • A negative impact on personal relationships
  • A negative strain on your emotions and overall wellbeing (please see our Wellbeing Service pages for advice on what wellbeing support you can receive) 
  • A negative impact on your personal health

If you are struggling with gambline related harm, you can come and speak to someone in the Student Funding Service by emailing or by visiting us in the Student Services Centre (J Building, top floor) Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. 

External Support:

  • GAMSTOP - GAMSTOP helps you control your online gambling.

    Once registered you will be prevented from using gambling websites and apps run by companies licensed in Great Britain, for a period of your choosing.

  • Gamblers Anonymous - Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others do the same. This site offers various aids for the compulsive gambler including a forum, a chat room, literature and most importantly a meeting finder.
  • Gordon Moody (Tel: 01384 241292) - UKs only charity dedicated to helping people reclaim and rebuild their lives free from gambling addiction through recovery in a safe, supported environment. 
  • GamCare (Tel: 0808 8020 133) - Information for problem gamblers and their families.
  • YGAM! (for students) - The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) is an award-winning charity with a social purpose to inform, educate, & safeguard young people against gaming and gambling harms.
  • Advent Advocay - If you need an advocate in accessing support, you can speak to one of our student advisors